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after a storm as devastating as hurricane sandy. and it's important to understand -- i think that many things have whopped the ability of the states and local communities to deal with some of the effects of this. that is why the sandy emergency supplemental is before us attached to h.r. 1 and why we will be voting on that, i assume, tomorrow. there are two versions before us. one is the senate democrats emergency supplemental proposal. that totals $60.4 billion. it includes nearly $13 billion in mitigation funding. now, that goes for the next storm, not this storm. $3.46 billion for army corps of engineers, $500 million of which are projects from previous disasters, $3 billion to rare or replace federal assets that do not fall in the category of emergency need, $56 million for tsunami cleanup on the west coast, which, of course, does not relate to sandy, and a lot of new authorizing language for reform of disaster relief programs which i would support through the regular process. but without having gone through the authorizing committee, i don't think that's a good idea. our proposed a
weeks since the shooting happened at sandy hook elementary school. and in that killed 20 young children and six duments. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. volunteers spent three hours in shifts making sure those candles stayed lit and remained burning. many people are now turning to their faith to help get them through this difficult time. >> as we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighbors communities filled in in newtown for police there so those men and women could have the holiday off. >>> people all over the nation kement the survivors and the victims of the sandy hook shooting in their minds, the youngest victims of the school shooting are being remembered in the nation's capital. 20 child-like angels adoshed the altar inside the children's chapel at the washington national cathedral. this happened on christmas day.
storm sandy, but the relief is hardly a done deal because the bill faces an uncertain future in the house. molly henneberg is live in washington to ex it. >> there are a couple of reasons why the sandy aid legislation may along wish in the house. price of the bill and number two the calendar. let's go to number one. some conservative lawmakers are uncomfortable with the $60.4 billion aid package passed by the senate. a congressman says congress needs to figure out where to get that money. >> i'm saying this is somebody who knows it may be me next. it may be my district. somebody has to pay for it. it's right thing to do. we can't continue to borrow this money to pay for things we wanted. we have to find that savings someplace else. >> reporter: the possible holdup in the house prompted the governors of new jersey and connecticut to send a letter to lawmakers leaning to them to approve the money. senate has passed this aid package in a bipartisan manner and there is no reason the house should not do the same. with the house reconvening to avoid the fiscal cliff, remember that
. elsewhere, some brick and mortar had little or no sales growth. they blame sandy on the slow down and online national sales figures were up about 22% from last year. >>> instagram's rumors that its losing members isn't true. >> app data is claiming 25 % loss in membership after they changed the terms in service. those figures aren't accurate. >>> global shortages on wheat and so are causing feed prices to gun putting pressure on farmers. >> farmers in britain say the problem with supermarkets are not saying pork producers enough to make a profit. farmers estimate they lose about $16 on every pig alcohol soon cause an hike in all dairy prices. >>> agricultural committee agreed to a 1 year of the expiring u.s. farm bill. without that, milk prices could go up. >> consumers will be in shock when instead of seeing $3.60 a gallon, they see $7 a gallon. >> it would rise gradually, not jump. they will vote tonight. >> california has started to make progress in the infant mortality rate among african-americans. new numbers say the mortality rate among african are americans fell between 2008 and 2010.
christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. the volunteers spent three-hour shifts making sure those candles stayed burning. many people are turning to their faith right now to help them get through this very difficult time. >> we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighboring communities filled in for newtown police so all of them could have the holiday off and be with their families. >>> a newspaper outside of new york city is causing quite a controversy this morning. it published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in new york's westchester and rockland counties. that map allows readers to zoom in on the red dots to indicate which
to return on thursday. they will not be heading to sandy hook elementary school where the gunman opened fire a middle school school building with 60 miles await a minute we are learning the crews have literally recreated the classrooms from sandy hook with the same pictures on the wall. the same crayons on the desk. 20 first graders and six adults died in last month wants school shooting master before the gunman killed himself. the new building will be, quote, the safest school in america. overseas now, the north korean dictator kim jong un making a rare public appearance today broadcast on state television there. he called for stronger ties between north and south korea. two nations which have technically been at war since 1950. >> by holding fast to the ideals of independence, peace and friendship, we will, in the future too, strive to develop relations of friendship and cooperation with countries that are friendly to our country at of their respect for sorchted. safeguard regional peace and civility and make the whole world independent. >> no mention of his country's secret nuclear progra
storm sandy. republican leaders wrapped up the session without voting on billions of dollars of aid. so it drew an angry response from new york area lawmakers. >> the leadership just walked away without the courtesy of saying it didn't have time to deal with the millions of people whose lives have been affected. but maybe, mr. speaker, if you could remind americans that are watching that maybe they should call and ask the congress and ask the speaker, please reconsider. >> new york republican congressman peter king called the decision indefensible and a betrayal of trust. the senate last week approved more than $60 billion in sandy relief. so now to the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton's close call. doctors are saying the blood clot could have been fatal, it could have caused a stroke or it could have led to seizures or epilepsy. she's being treated with blood thinners now and should make a full recovery. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea both seen visiting her at the hospital yesterday. the clot was found in the vein between the brain and the skull. chief m
of new jersey. i'm sure we'll see more as a result of the devastation of hurricane sandy, least we forget before tomorrow that we need to respond to that storm as all of us responded to the other catastrophes over the past 10 to 15 years. we should not have exceptions. particularly from those states who are donor states. if you want to get into nichols and dimes -- ni -- nichols and dimes, then let's get into. it we want everybody to step up to the plate. we've been able to help families in need by extending the earned income tax credit to $563 -- 563,000 new jersey taxpayers who earn an average of -- will earn an average of $2,169 more because of the program. we have also helped 460,000 new jersey families take advantage of the child tax credit, many of you, rarledfuls which state you come from -- regardless of which state you come exr, -- from, your constituents have taken advantage of that program. and almost 400,000 have been able to use the education tax credits. least we forget what we've done on the alternative minimum tax. the chairman will tell you, of the ways and means committe
. and then we tried to take those emergency provisions and put them into the sandy bill, hurricane sandy bill because if you're going to address the disaster for hurricane sandy, as we absolutely should and must, we should also address the disaster of the worst droughts and worst fires in a century. an area in oregon the size of rhode island burned this last summer. the fences burned. farms and ranches devastated. other parts of the country, it was drought. that was devastating. well, the version of the farm bill stuffed in last night doesn't have those emergency provisions. even though this chamber put them in, this chamber supported them. the committee supported them. we also did something else on the floor. we said the historic imbalance between those who farm in a more traditional fashion and those who farm in an organic fashion is going to be righted. under crop insurance there was a provision for organic farmers that said we're going to charge you a lot more for your insurance but in recognition of that, you're going to get the price of organic goods that is higher if you have something
to justice that committed these murders. >> all of the impact of hurricane sandy. >> sandy has carved a path along the eastern seaboard. we cannot secure the cream until the wind dies down. maybe. >> tandem. >> honey boubou. >> the shuttle endeavor will sit down the streets. pam let us take a look at the man, general david petraeus. >> and despair in syria, and this has gone on for over 20 months. >> the red line and warnings. >> the projection is that barack obama will be reelected president >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children dead, there are six adults also dead. >> so, our heart goes out to the victims' families. as it says in scripture. to bind up their wounds. (music) (music) >> developing news out of oakland there are two teenagers. a 15 year-old girl is dead and a 14 year- old boy is hurt. spirits. >> of he is believed to be carrying a handgun and they are just leaving the scene. this line creek crossing apartment complex. lyon way is where the shooting happened. this group was family, friends and he opened fire on the family and friends. he struck a 15 ye
of hot water for making nice with president obama in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> 2.8 million people without power. i've watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today, really quite unprecedented. i've never seen anything quite like it. have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you know, you see sights like the seaside heights board walk where the program "the jersey shore" is filmed, the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. music rides, roller coaster ride, in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you've taken charge, as you've always done in these situations, in a very impressive way. people have been surprised you've been so outspokenly supportive and praiseworthy to the president. i'm not surprised knowing you but explain to me why you were happy to do that so close to an election when some might say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than any election, piers. this is the livelihood of the people in my state when the president does this evenings that deserve praise, i will
in connecticut wants to sue the state over the sandy hook elementary school shooting. he is demanding $100 million in damages on behalf of an unidentified six-year-old girl who survived. he says the girl heard gunfire and screaming and was left with emotional scars. 27 people, including 20 children, were killed two weeks ago when 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother and opened fire at the school before taking his own life. >>> next, new mission for the mars rover. it's about to begin a 2-1/2 billion journey. billion journey. >> a night for extra blankets. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> the mars rover curiosity has a new mission
there was overwhelming interest in the wake of the sandy hook school massacre, many people said they wanted to buy assault rifles and high-capacity magazines before possible ban. >> say something should happen and we no longer have the right to guns. that means that somebody decided we will change the constitution. that's it starts the ball rolling on other things. >> the fbi reported a record 16.8 million background checks for guns this year. still ahead on 11 news, new york city's second subway murder this month. tonight, who police arrested for the latest crime and why they say it was a hate crime. plus, a plane runs out of landing strip in moscow and crashes onto a highway. we will have that story when we continue >> a plane ran out of runway and crashed onto a highway in moscow. broke into pieces and caught on fire. 12 crew members were on board. four of them were killed. investigators say initial indications point to pilot error. the latest subway murder in new york city was a hate crime. they charged a 31-year-old erik menendez. she is accused of pushing a man in front of a 7 train. she sa
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy -- along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. here in the bay area. malls were bustling again today. this time with shoppers looking to *return gifts. new at eight. kron-4's scott rates shows us the post- chirstmas shopping scene in daly city. >> it has been one return after another at this disney store. >> this pesky white elephant? >> i did not like the smell >> they were packed. >> this is $9.99 a press normally 20. >> this is from the lion king. and his entire bedroom is the lion king. >> according to the advisory electronics and jewelry increased by 0.7 percent compared to last year. it is the worst sales performance since 2008. but it does not seem like it. >> it has been incredibly busy and it feels like i am in and and farm. >> people are feeling the crowds. a spokesperson a sign that you can expect these crops for the rest of the year. in daly city, scott rates, kron 4. >> the country is inching closer to falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to ta
the congress without voting on the hurricane sandy relief package. the 112 congress ends thursday at noon. >> on this vote the boats are 257. the motion is [video clip] >> the motion is therefore on the table. host: last night the u.s. house passed a deal to avert the so called "fiscal cliff". good morning and welcome to "washington journal" this wednesday, january 2, 2013. we would like to hear your thoughts on a bill that passed both houses of congress. here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. or join the conversation on facebook. you can also e-mail us. the "washington times has this headline -- and in the washington post -- we would like to hear what you think about this bill. we will be digging into it more, going over some of the details. if to give us some perspective is pete, a staff writer with the the hill newspaper. thanks for being with us. guest: hi. host: they talk about the house republicans balked at first. what was the sticking point? guest: you used to just have to keep taxes low. but with the debt creeping up more and more, it is inc
. >> general jack keene, thank you so much. appreciate your time. >> take care. >> superstorm sandy caused damage to new york, new jersey, connecticut and it's up to lawmakers in the house to approve a bill covering the cost of reconstruction. they're working on this while they're working on the fiscal cliff. why this deal may not happen next. obviously a lot of attention tonight on the fiscal cliff. we're inside 30 hours until the expiration date on tax cuts. there are other important bits of business on capitol hill before the end of the year. in other words, in the next 30 hours or so. on friday, the senate approved a more than $60 billion bill to pay for construction costs for superstorm sandy. you see the video of that here. the house still needs to vote on that legislation. it isn't clear yet what the house is going to do. molly henneberg is live in d.c. there's a holdup in the house. what is it? >> the price tag. house republicans say it's too steep. a south carolina republican congressman said he and others want to help the people hurt by sandy but lawmakers need to figure out wher
of the shooting at sandy hook elementary. they have all been working overtime. that shooting killed 6 women and 20 children. a number of these villain officers even went further don't napght for charities for newtown survivors. heart warming news. for a community that has seen far too much pain. pope benedict delivering a very special message of peace on this christmas day for regions torn apart by war. speaking from his balcony at the vatican st. peters square. the pope paid for an end to the bloody war in syria which has stretched on for nearly two years. >> yes. may peace spring up for the people of syria deeply counseled and divided by conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reasons innocent victims. once again i appeal for an end to the blood shepherd. easier access for the refugees and dialogue in the pursuit of political solution to the conflict. >> jamie: activists say the fighting in syria has killed 44,000 men, women and innocent children. pope benedict also called on the israelis and palestinians to find the courage to negotiate. today in the west back the cold weather di
destroyed. and just this fall hurricane sandy disrupted shellfisheries all along the oft coast. coastal economies such as in my home state of rhode island are threatened in other ways by sea level eyes and he can extreme storms. the rhode island economic development council notes that tourism in rhode island is at the absolute center of our summer economy. people come from all across the nation to come to rhode island in the summer to enjoy our beautiful beaches, to enjoy our sparkling bay, to sail, to participate in all of the beachside activities, and damage to that economy would be very significant. we are rebuilding from sandy so that we will be ready when our beach visitors come this summer, but it's a reminder of how important that economy is to rhode island and a reminder of how vulnerable it is to extreme weather. let's turn to the west where by august of this year more than six million acres had burned in wildfires. a new analysis by nasa predicts that by the middle of the century, we can expect to match the severity of 2012 fires every three to five years. it's going to become
are dead. >> all the effects of hurricane sandy. >> said he has carved a path of destruction along the eastern seaboard. we cannot fully secure the rain until the wind dies down. >> gang and-ham style. >> the space shuttle endeavor rolling down the streets of l.a.. >> the fighting in syria has on on. >> c and in projects that barack obamas will be reelected president of the nine stakes-- cnn. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. 20 children dead six adult are also dead. >> our hearts are broken today. >> for the parents and grandparents sisters, and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims'. and in the words of spritzer . hill broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>--heal the broken heart and mind of their loans. >> ♪ >> when you put those stores to get what it incredible fascinating year. so much happened. we are following many other stories we will be right back on the kron 4 morning news. we are a few hours away from the so- called fiscal cliff. lawmakers will meet in about three hours to try and meet the midnight deadline. we
will be buried. he opened fire at sandy hook elementary school and killed 20 children and six staff members. he also killed his mother. >>> new at 5:00 p.m., a push to save a dog from death. we told you about him when he attacked a police source in san francisco in august. ktvu's david stevenson is live with the latest move to keep the dog alive. >> reporter: late this afternoon the attorney for the owner obtained this restraining order, it prevents the city from euthanizing the dog. >> reporter: this is charlie. a pitbull. last august he attacked a u.s. park police horse. chasing him for a mile and a half. >> typical dog behavior. based on what we know, it is not typical to pursue a horse that you are afraid of. >> i saw the wounds but i am not sure how they occurred. bad things that were bound to occur. >> reporter: he is held by animal control and facing deaths for months now. the owner mounted an online campaign to raise support. today on the deadline for him to surrender the dog they said they would try to transfer him to a pet rescue. >> we can't do anything unless he surrenders the dog.
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billion of that for hurricane sandy relief in new jersey and new york. so you've wiped out a lot of the incoming money at a single stroke. won't do anything for the deficit at all. if you raise taxes on anybody at this moment, and we are going to, the economy will suffer. rick: i'm hearing from our colleague chad pergrum who covers capitol hill from us not to expect to hear from the speaker of the house john boehner after we hear from the president at 1:30pm. speaker boehner tried to put plan b of his own on the table and ended up not having the republican support for it, so he pulled back. as business watches these negotiations take place, and we heard from senator thune in mike emanuel's report a minute ago what is the reaction of the business community at this function that is on display in our nation's capitol. >> despair, anger frustration. if you go forward into 2013 not addressing spending, in fact the president wants to raise spending on struc infrastructure you go forward into next year doing that with tax increases on upper income people and some small business owners y
domestic surveillance bisa. they will meet for a vote on the $50.6 billion bill for hurricane sandy relief. they will be back in the same zip code as far as we know there are no specific time or places on the books for an inperson meaning between the two. something else that remains to be seen is everybody will return to the table with a cooler head which the president shawas hopi for before he went on his family vacation. hoe over do you. >> the fiscal cliff we have been telling you so much about could be devastating for thousands of american businesses and their workers. their new concerns this morning about profits for those companies. lauren simonetti from the fox business network joins us to explain. what's going on? >> the fiscal cliff puts it in jeopardy. many are afraid to invest in their business and hire new workers. make plans. >> no longer vetting a deal is done by new year's eve f. one comes by early january definitely a possibility. the economic impact should be minim minimal. if one comes later than that the damage to the economy is already done and you will see more talk of
today's nfl game. they welcomed scores of people from the sandy hook elementary school and greeted the children, teachers and parents. a moment of silence was observed for the 27 victims killed in the tragedy. the tribute was complete with a new york giants route of the philadelphia eagles. >>> the death toll has reached nine in a tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it happened this morning in frigid conditions on interstate 84 near pendleton in northwest oregon. police say the driver of the charter bus lost control on the slick pavement. the bus skidded through a guardrail and tumbled several hundred feet down an embankment. about 40 passengers were traveling from las vegas to vancouver, british columbia. in addition to the nine passengers who died, more than 20 people including the driver were injured. they are being treated at hospitals in oregon, washington and idaho. >>> people in several parts of the u.s. face dangerous driving conditions and hazards thanks to a winter tri-fecta of snow, wind and freezing temperatures. crews kept busy plowing roads while the homeowner
expense a major gun retailer after the company canceled gun purchases in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings. why customers are saying they are being wronged here and what they're demanding in return. [gunfire] >> i run up, grabbed the wheel, steer it to the right side of the road. take the keys out of the ignition. rick: a hero child managing to stop his school bus after the driver suffer as heart attack. one of many amissing moments from 2012 caught on tape. joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. national retailer dicks sporting goods making headlines after the sandy hook massacre by suspending its sales of rifles the company's customers are threatening legal action after the chain refused to fill gun orders p
of the children is ready to go to court. >> reporter: two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary a new haven lawyer is asking permission to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million. >> i'm saying for a fact that the state didn't do enough to provide for their safety. >> reporter: attorney irving pinsky represents the child, a 6-year-old who survived. she's traumatized of what she saw and heard in the school. >> the whole thing came down on the intercom, the screaming, the cursing, the bang bang bang and her friends are dead. >> reporter: pinsky filed the claim last week claiming that the state failed to protect the child and as a result she suffered trauma and injury. in all 20 children died and six staffers. staffers credited with trying to save lives. on pinsky's facebook page hundreds have expressed outrage. sickening. simply sickening. another wrote should be disbarred and jailed for abuse of the system and trauma caused to the parents whose children actually died. pinsky insists the lawsuit is not about money. >> hello. we didn't do en
sandy hook students and family members were guests at the new york giants game. the newtown group lined up on the field and cheered as players were introduced. the team said it wanted to do something to raise the spirits of their special guests. the defending super bowl champ routed them 42-7 but the giants were eliminated from the playoff chase when the bears outlasted detroit. >>> a lot of people are counting down the hours until they can get a prime viewing location. talking about the rose parade. it atracks almost a million people to pasadena for a firsthand look at the beautiful vote floats, the bands, the horses, and everything else. but you're not allowed to stake out a spot until noon today. then you have to stay put right there until the parade begins add 8:00 tomorrow morning. now after the parade, you've got the granddaddy of all the bowl games the rose bowl. stanford players are getting ready to take on the wisconsin badgers tomorrow. this by the way is stanford's first rose bowl game since 2000. when it also played wisconsin and they lost 17-9. this year the cardinal is fav
that will give much needed relief from the storm sandy. we'll talk about that more in a minute. we are urging the house to put this bill on the floor quickly. we're asking mr. boehner to do that. it would unconscienable without voting on sandy. and the strong bipartisan support -- we got 12 votes from the republicans. the fact that three democrats that couldn't be here were here. we could have had 64 votes. we still got more than 60 even with those three absences shows how important this bill was, the strong waurn vote gives an impetus to the bill and says to speaker boehner, this bill has bipartisan support not only in the senate but we know in the house. please move it. do not ignore the needs of new yorkers, new jerseyites and others who have suffered. we have a desperate situation still in new york. we have billions and billions of dollars in damage. we have homeowners waiting, watching to see if this bill would pass so that they could begin to think of getting help to rebuild their homes. we have small business owners, watching, waiting to see if this bill will pass, to see if they can g
immediate area. sandy decimated my building as well as the neighboring buildings. it perhaps was one of the most stable and viable businesses in baldwin, new york. my shop has been closed since the storm. we're doing our best a ford the restoration of the building and repair violas, cellos, basses. they were all so horribly damaged. we lost machinery, tools, supplies, and most all of our filed records. this is a nightmare, a true nightmare. and at the age of 63 i never thought i would be faced with this." mr. president, there are tens of thousands of people, tens of thousands of people in new york, tensions of thousands of people in new jersey and other parts of the northeast who have had their lives turned upside down. now, i am dismayed and really saddened that the house of representatives walked away last night, didn't even touch this. we spent so much time here on the floor doing something to help that beleaguered part of our country. i was happy to help with katrina. i was happy to help with that violent storm that hit job lynn, missouri. we all -- that hit joplin, missouri. we
children and six adults in the sandy hook elementary school. >>> georgia police say two little boys were found in texas in their father's custody. a man watching tv coverage of the case recognized them and called police. uma: we have new information on mexico's violent drug cartels. we've known for years these dangerous criminals have been operating in the u.s. but now police are saying they're extending their reach in america's cities and neighborhoods in very alarming ways. adam housley is joining us live from los angeles with more on this story. adam? >> reporter: yeah, oomph marks you might even say viciously violent ways ways that disturb a lot of local police forces here in the southwest. southern california may not be surprise to you, highest concentration of gang members in the country. a report by the fbi says nearly four in 10 u.s. gang members have some ties to drug trafficking organizations based in mexico. that is far more than any other outside group. also this fbi report says that the number of gang members operating in the u.s. shot up 40% in the last year. nearly one in
, at sandy hook elementary school before committing suicide. >> before the massacre, he killed his mother ever home nearby. police have not give a motive for the shooting. >> will be back with kron 4 morning news coming up. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. a car over the railway on the san paublod dam road. >> the driver was not injured. george has more on the crash. >> that is right mark. the accident occurring just west of bear creek road on san paolo gamba roaddam road. when d as a condition of this is usually one of the first here is to report. the woman was able to get out of the vehicle and walked out to the roadway and was waiting there when an emergency vehicle arrived on scene. while an ambulance was sent to the location as a precaution it does not appear that there were any serious injuries. there is no traffic jam in the area because traffic is light in fact that maybe one of the problems because there is no congestion to slow things down. people are perhaps traveling a bit too fast. that is so far the only report of icy conditions we have this morning. it is possibl
there was overwhelming interest. in the wake of the sandy hook shootings, many people said they wanted to buy assault rifles before a possible ban. >> say something should happen and we no longer have right to purchase our guns, that means somebody got off this butt and decided to change the constitution, that will open the door to a lot of issues. >> the f.b.i. reported a record background checks for guns this year. a lawyer for one of the survivors of the newtown school massacre says the state and connecticut didn't do enough to keep the kids safe. lawyer irving pinsky said the state failed to provide a safe climate for his client's daughter. to howard county where police say they've cracked a string of burglaries that hit homes in columbia and ellicott city. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. >> police arrested kenneth william vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple coun
shooting at sandy hook elementary school not from a victim's family. a survivor actually but could also be called a victim here. they claimed the state is at fault for failing to provide a safe setting. was it foreseeable? do they have a case? our legal panel debates it fair and balanced next hour. >> the white house is prepared to step in today if congress can't get something together to deal with the fiscal cliff deadline just 14 hours away from now. an update from 1600 pennsylvania avenue moments away. >> well, it will be somewhere between 8,000 to $12,000. so i'm not looking forward to that. >> is that more than you expected to go up january 1st. >> even a dollar's more than i can afford, yes. so not good news heather: thousands of first-responders are joining friends and family paying tribute to a hero firefighter gunned down in the line of duty. you're looking live at the scene. this is in webster, new york, where the funeral of getting underway. the 19-year-old volunteer was one of two firefighters shot and killed on christmas eve while responding to a fire set by gunman, william
for a permanent memorial honoring the 26 victims of the sandy hook massacre. all the flowers, letters, photos, teddy bears, all of those things around newtown will be turned into soil and blocks to be used in foundation of a future memorial. >>> all right. this video will have you thinking twice next time you park illegally. a town in russia writes more than just tickets, people. they don't mess around. they move your car with a crane. just picking it up with a claw and taking it out somewhere. it's clucked out and dumped into this truck and taken to siberia. [ laughter ] >> kelly: oh, man. >> clayton: you're going to have scratches on the top 6 your car, i'm sure. >> juliet: if it's taken in a truck, that's bye-bye. >> kelly: we got more to discuss. we're getting a look this morning at president obama boarding air force one and leaving hawaii after spending a few days there for his christmas vacation. the president is in the air right now, we understand, heading back to washington with just five days until we fall off the fiscal cliff. doug, who was in hawaii with the president this past --
from the area, he said hurricane sandy relief needs to be an important -- an urgent program. >> the most obvious problem is the flood program, it will be in trouble if they don't get money by friday. they'll pick up the rest of the package sometime january 15. >> why didn't they schedule a vote before the end of the 112th congress? >> it's a great question. it sounds like they thought they would have a hard time getting through the fiscal cliff, that that would be enough to ask your members -- their members to do and qupted -- expected to go this yesterday. it was odd to see a bill come out and wait for hours, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. >> you say there's a lot going forward, can you elaborate? >> the most dire need is addressing the flood program. they will give that the money, it sounds like they'll give maybe around the request money president obama has requested this esame money in the senate bill, the same money we saw in chairman rodgers slimmed down, peared down, narrow initial response bill. that $9 billion that the fema flood program needs. they'll co
was not about the numbers at all, it is about the emotional logic. sandy, you cannot argue with a storm. it will come and it will smash your house. if it is ann coulter, it will smash her house, sorry. the problem with the right-wing agenda with this huge cloud of disinformation is that essentially people are very naive. the art will help catalyzed an emotional discussion. the numbers are already speaking. we have had record level drops, firestorms, now storms. -- record level droughts, firestorms, now storms. you would have to be an absolute fool or somebody like george bush cannot process that. it is incredible. you still have to point out -- your house is on fire. really? anyway, that is my take on it as a downtown dj. >> let's get one very brief question here. the last question and answer, on the left. >> thank you. part of what you said about the gift-giving economy, an anthropologist wrote a book about the economy and also wrote another book that touches on the sort of things that came up with occupied oakland -- with occupy oakland. going from an active to a reactive standpoint.
. the senate today is also expected to work on a $60 billion hurricane sandy relief package. there's to agreement on the so- there's no agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff, but negotiations continue off the floor. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. o god, before whom the lives of all are exposed and the desires of all known, be at work in our lives. wipe away selfish interest, so that we may perfectly love and truly serve you. give our lawmakers courage as they face today's challenges providing them with the necessary skill to perform their duties and accomplish your purposes. give them the wisdom to refuse to sow to the wind, thereby risking reaping the whirlwind. may they find joy in both serving and loving you. we pray in your holy name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible,
superstorm sandy here. a lot of people lost power. this is a way to bring light into your life when there is no electricity. >> it's called luminaid. charge it in the sun for five hours. >> pouch that folds flat like this. >> waterproof. you blow it up and it looks like this. then basically to turn on the light it has two settings with this little power button. it will be hard to see maybe in the studio. you can see lights being generated from that. >> you store half a dozen of those and you blow them up at a time when you need them, you've got light in an entire room. >> you do. they're waterproof, puncture proof. two women, one from dartmouth, the other from columbia university came up with this idea of luminaid. disaster tech is the trend for 2013. >> a plus on this one. power when there is no electricity. a lot of people frustrated, they lost their batteries in their cell phone. this table is very cool. >> this table is. power mat technology is embedded in the table. you can see these little mats here. as i place phones down that have their casing, they will begin to charge. thi
in the house, sandy levin, that called for this legislation. the speaker was going to bring it up to kill it but he couldn't kill it. and then we moved to albany b, b, -- plan b, the debacle of all debacles. it's the mother of all debacles. that was brought up in an effort to send us something. he couldn't even pass it among republicans, it was so absurd, he meaning the speaker. so it's very clear now, mr. president, that the speaker's number-one goal is to get elected speaker on january 3. the house is not even here. he's told me he will give them two days to get back here, 48 hours. not two days. 48 hours. they don't even have enough of the leadership here to meet to talk about it. they have done it with conference calls. people are spread all over this country because the speaker basically is waiting for january 3. now, the president campaigned on raising taxes on people making more than $250,000 a year. the bush-era tax cuts will expire at the end of this year. obama was elected with a surplus of about three million votes. he won the election. he campaigned on this issue. again, the s
billion spending bill for hurricane sandy victims. we're expecting up to 21 amendments on that bill. now live coverage of the u.s. senate here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty god, before whom the generations rise and pass away, watch over america and use our senators to keep it strong and good. imprint upon their hearts such reverence for you that they will be ashamed and afraid to offend you. remind them that their thoughts, words, and deeds are under divine scrutiny. bless also the many others who work faithfully on capitol hill and whose labors bring dignity and efficiency to the legislative process. we pray in your sacred name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to
't believe there's anyone in this chamber that doesn't understand the devastating impact of sandy on the northeast and the pain and the suffering that has come from that. i don't think there's anyone in this chamber that doesn't understand that this is an emergency supplemental appropriation that is needed now to address this pain and suffering and help rebuild and help provide the relief necessary to these people and businesses and others in the north east. and we want do that. but the bill before us presented by the democrats -- the presiding officer: could we have order, please. mr. schumer: could we have order, please. i can't hear the senator from indiana. mr. coats: the bill presented by the other side throws out $60-plus billion to address not just immediate needs but also future needs for future storms and even unrelated issues not related to sandy. the coats alternative, which i hope to gain support for, documents what is needed, takes that documentation provided by fema, s.b.a., all the agencies involved and more than generously compensates for what is needed between now
in this -- we had a debate about putting those emergency provisions into the emergency bill for hurricane sandy, and i heard the republican leader of the budget committee stand up and say don't worry, farmers and ranchers of america, because we're going to get those provisions passed in the farm bill. but from what i'm hearing now that promise is being broken tonight by the republican leader. ms. stabenow: if i might respond, yes, that is exactly what's happening. without consultation with me or with the chairman in the house, we now have a partial extension of the farm bill. these are complex issues that involve a lot of pieces when you try to extend all 12 titles of the farm bill. and they do not -- they not only do not extend all the titles, but they do not include critical disaster assistance, which, as you know, our farmers and ranchers have been waiting for across america. mr. merkley: if i can try to translate this for the farmers and ranchers in my state of oregon and the orchardists and ranchers in your state, this chamber committed itself to restoring the emergency disaster programs e
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